In 2013, founders Luke Tomlinson and Pete Gibson had the vision of crafting the perfect cup of coffee to serve the best in Manchester. Taste and flavour are at the core of their passion and inspiration, and soon their love for the coffee craft became Grindsmith.
Starting out with a Kickstarter Campaign, which birthed Grindsmith’s first site on Greengate square, we then opened another shop on Deansgate in 2014, perfectly blending a co-working space with a coffee shop setting. After the success of our Deansgate location, we opened our second shop at MediaCityUK in the summer of 2016, expanding to Salford and providing great coffee, alongside a full breakfast and brunch menu, to people outside the City Centre.
When renovation works began in the Great Northern we had to find a new City Centre home, meaning we packed up our Deansgate store in December 2018 and moved down the road to a brand-new shop on Bridge Street.
Our stores have grown from strength to strength thanks to our loyal and lovely customers, and so we were able to fulfil a dream that had been brewing from the very beginning, and open our own roastery! We supply all of our coffee shops with our Manchester roasted beans, and have been able to build a wholesale community that is flourishing. This has given us the amazing opportunity to visit coffee farmers across the globe, and ethically source beans, as we craft your coffee from bean to cup. We still have lots of exciting things in the pipe line, as Grindsmith continues to grow and make a mean brew!